Hello Friends, My name is Barry (real name) otherwise known as the "Virginia Smoke Signal", I am kind of a newbie but have in the past done some meat smoking on a kind of hit and miss basis. I am now the proud owner of a Brinkmann Smoke-n-Pit, smoker that has not been used very much but has not been taken good care of either. My brother gave it to me now that he is a total "gas grill convert" and since I had wanted to get back in to smoking meat he gave it to me. I am in the process of cleaning it up and would like to do some modifications on it before I get started. The problem I have had is finding a site or someone who knows what I should do to this smoker and can explain it in simple yet detailed terms. The one site I did find made the owner of any Binkmann product feel like an idiot for having one that their suggestions did not make a lot of sense. Can anyone help me with knowing what to do to my dear Brinkman Smoke-N-Pit? Anyway, I am located in the Southwestern part of Virginia between West Virginia and Kentucky! I am new to being on a Forum so if I screw something up just let me know. I am a 48 year old single guy who came through college about the time they were changing from punch cards to the first compters. Any assistance or friends would be great for me as I get started in the "Real World of Meat Smoking"! Your New Friend, Barry, the "Virginia Smoke Signal"